Ian Ramsey Centre

Personnel

Dr Andrew Pinsent - Research Director

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of science
  • Virtue ethics
  • Metaphysical issues in contemporary science and theology
  • Philosophy of persons

Publications:

The Second Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts, Routledge, 2012.

“The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit.” In The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas, edited by Brian Davies and Eleonore Stump. Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Humility.” In Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life, edited by Michael W. Austin and Douglas Geivett. Eerdmans, 2012.

“Aquinas and the Second Person in the Formation of Virtues.” In Aquinas, Education and the East, edited by Brian Mooney and Mark Nowacki, Springer, 2012.

“Wisdom and Evil.” In The Wisdom of the Christian Faith, edited by Paul Moser and Michael McFall, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“Avarice and Liberality.” In Virtues and their Vices, edited by Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd, Oxford University Press, in press.

“Review Essay: New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy.” Harvard Theological Review 104, no. 2 (2011): 255-62.

“Neurotheology,” section editor. In Springer Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by Jens Clausen and Neil Levy, under contract.

The History of Evil in the Medieval Age, editor, Vol. 2, The History of Evil (Acumen, under contract), edited by Chad Meister and Charles Taliaferro, under contract.

Review of Thomas Aquinas on the Passions, by Robert Miner. Notre Dame Philosophical Review, 7th February 2010.

Review of Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering, edited by James F. Keating and Thomas Joseph White O.P., Theological Studies Book Reviews, March 2012.

Review of Analytic Theology, edited by Oliver Crisp and Michael Rea, Reviews in Theology and Religion, March 2012.

Review of Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, by Michael Ruse, Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming.

“Philosophy of Science,” and “Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics,” entries for the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, edited by Robert Fastiggi and Joseph Koterski, SJ, forthcoming.

Religion and the Sciences. A planned volume in a new Cambridge series, Religion, Philosophy and Society, edited by Chad Meister and Paul Moser, in progress.

“Cosmic Purpose and the Challenge of Wisdom’s Parable.” A paper for the conference, “Is there Purpose in the Universe? Heythrop College, 16th June 2012.

“The Second Person Perspective in Aquinas's Virtue Ethics: Humility and Magnanimity.” A paper for the D’Society, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, 28th Oct 2011.

“The Second Person Perspective: A Common Project of Science, Philosophy and Theology.” A paper for the VIth Latin American Conference on Science and Religion, Mexico City, 19th – 21st Oct 2011. A modified version of this paper was also presented to the University of Innsbruck, 18th April 2012.

“The Divided Brain and the Spiritual Sense of Scripture.” A paper at the Logos Conference on Divine Revelation: Meaning, Authority and Canon, Notre Dame University, 2nd-4th June 2011. A modified version of this paper was also presented to the Analytic Theology project of the Munich School of Philosophy, 17th April 2012.

“Joint Attention and Second-Personal Divine Causation.” A paper at the Logos Conference on Divine Causation, Rutgers University, 13th-15th May 2010.

“Joint Attention and the Second-Personal Relationship with God.” A paper at the XIIIth European Conference on Science and Religion, Edinburgh University, 7th-11th April 2010.

“Aquinas on Wisdom as a Second-Personal Habitus.” A paper at the Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Meeting, Worcester, MA, March 27-28, 2009.

Publications in physics as a member of the DELPHI Collaboration at CERN

“Charged Particle Multiplicity Distributions in Restricted Rapidity Intervals in Z0 Hadronic Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). 1991. Published in Zeitschrift Für Physik C 52:271-281, 1991.

“A Search for Neutral Higgs Particles in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration
(P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-132, Aug 1991. 32pp. Published in Nuclear Physics B 373:3-34, 1992.

“A Measurement of the Lifetime of the Tau Lepton,” by the DELPHI Collaboration
(P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-115, Jul 1991. 15pp. Published in Physics Letters B 267:422-430, 1991.

“The Reaction E+ E- ---> Gamma Gamma (Gamma) at Z0 Energies,” by DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-109, Jul 1991. 16pp. Published in Physics Letters B 268:296-304, 1991.

“Study of Orientation of Three Jet Events in Z0 Hadronic Decays using the Delphi Detector,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-79, May 1991. 15pp. Published in Physics Letters B 274:498-506, 1992.

“Search for Excited Charged Leptons in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-100, Jun 1991. 19pp. Published in Zeitschrift Für Physik C 53:41-49, 1992.

“Determination of Z0 Resonance Parameters and Couplings from its Hadronic And Leptonic Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-95, Jun 1991. 60pp. Published in Nuclear Physics B 367:511-574, 1991.

“A Study of the Reaction E+ E- ---> Mu+ Mu- around the Z0 Pole,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-91-43, Mar 1991. 15pp. Published in Physics Letters B 260:240-248, 1991.

“Search for Low Mass Higgs Bosons Produced in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-193, Dec 1990. 28pp. Published in Zeitschrift Für Physik C 51:25-36, 1991.

“Experimental Study of the Triple Gluon Vertex,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-174, Nov 1990. 12pp. Published in Physics Letters B 255:466-476, 1991.

“Charged Particle Multiplicity Distributions in Z0 Hadronic Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-173, Nov 1990. 23pp. Published in Zeitschrift Für Physik C 50:185-194, 1991.

“Search for Nonstandard Z0 Decays in Two Particle Final States,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-167, Nov 1990. 18pp. Contributed to International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, Aug 2-8, 1990.

“Search for Higgs Bosons Using the DELPHI Detector,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-163, Nov 1990. 10pp. Contributed to International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, Aug 2-8, 1990.

“The DELPHI Detector at LEP,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P.A. Aarnio et al.). CERN-PPE-90-128, CERN-EF-90-5, Sep 1990. 73pp. Published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 303:233-276, 1991.

“Measurement of the Partial Width of the Decay of the Z0 into Charm Quark Pairs,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-123, Aug 1990. 14pp. Published in Physics Letters B 252:140-148, 1990.

“Energy-Energy Correlations in Hadronic Final States from Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-122, Aug 1990. 13pp. Published in Physics Letters B 252:149-158, 1990

“Charged Multiplicity and Rapidity Distributions in Z0 Hadronic Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-117, Aug 1990. 28pp. Contributed to International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, Aug 2-8, 1990.

“A Measurement of the Partial Width of the Z0 Boson into B Quark Pairs,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-118, Aug 1990. 10pp. Contributed to International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, Aug 2-8, 1990.

“DELPHI Results on the Z0 Resonance Parameters through its Hadronic and Leptonic Decay Modes,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-PPE-90-119, Aug 1990. 19pp. Contributed to International Conference on High Energy Physics, Singapore, Aug 2-8, 1990.

“A Comparison of Jet Production Rates on the Z0 Resonance to Perturbative QCD,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-89, Jun 1990. 14pp. Published in Physics Letters B 247:167-176, 1990.

 “A Search for Sleptons and Gauginos in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-80, Jun 1990. 19pp. Published in Physics Letters B 247:157-166, 1990.

 “A Study of Intermittency in Hadronic Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-78, Jun 1990. 20pp. Published in Physics Letters B 247:137-147, 1990.

 “Search for Scalar Quarks in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-79, Jun 1990. 19pp. Published in Physics Letters B 247:148-156, 1990.

 “Search for Pair Production of Neutral Higgs Bosons in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-60, May 1990. 20pp. Published in Physics Letters B 245:276-288, 1990.

 “Search for Light Neutral Higgs Particles produced in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-44, Apr 1990. 18pp. Published in Nuclear Physics B 342:1-14, 1990.

 “Search for the T and B-Prime Quarks in Hadronic Decays of the Z0 Boson,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-46, Apr 1990. 12pp. Published in Physics Letters B 242:536-546, 1990.

 “Search for Heavy Charged Scalars in Z0 Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-33, Mar 1990. 15pp. Published in Physics Letters B 241:449-458, 1990.

 “A Precise Measurement of the Z Resonance Parameters through its Hadronic Decays,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P. Abreu et al.). CERN-EP-90-32, Mar 1990. 18pp. Published in Physics Letters B 241:435-448, 1990.

 “Study of the Leptonic Decays of the Z0 Boson,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P.A. Aarnio et al.). CERN-EP-90-31, Mar 1990. 14pp. Published in Physics Letters B 241:425-434,1990 Also in Moriond 1990: Electroweak:79-92 (QCD161:R4:1990:V.1).

“Study of Hadronic Decays of the Z0 Boson,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P.A. Aarnio et al.). CERN-EP-90-19, Feb 1990. 24pp. Published in Physics Letters B 240:271, 1990.

 “Measurement of the Mass and Width of the Z0 Particle from Multi-Hadronic Final States Produced In E+ E- Annihilations,” by the DELPHI Collaboration (P.A. Aarnio et al.). CERN-EP-89-134, Oct 1989. 11pp. Published in Physics Letters B 231:539, 1989.